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 Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard

"Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard is the story of the life and death of DES (data encryption standard). In the early 1970s, the U.S. government put out an open call for a new, stronger encryption algorithm that would be made into a federal standard, known as FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard.). Numerous solutions were submitted as the DES candidate, including one from IBM. The IBM solution, originally called Lucifer, was chosen to be used as the encryption algorithm. After that, it became known as DES."
Book Review: Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard

 (Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 30, 2005 )

  


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